aerospaceAerospace logistics is a familiar concept at Compass.

It’s the knowledge and skill that come with over five decades of supporting the world’s leading aerospace companies. It’s the energetic tempo driving our around-the-clock AOG operations. It’s the tradition of ingenuity and creativity embodied by our founder Joe Shelala when he became the first logistician to move an airframe by commercial airfreight.

Compass Forwarding excels in delivering tailored solutions that streamline the intricacies of aerospace transportation, supporting every sector of the aerospace vertical:

  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Maintenance, repair, and overhaul centers (MROs)
  • Airlines and charter operators
  • Aircraft and engine leasing companies
  • Parts suppliers
  • Trading companies
  • Teardown and refurbishment companies


A simple mission drives our AOG response time: to minimize downtime of our client’s aircraft. Our dedicated AOG team understands that time equals money and will innovate solutions with our global partners to meet any challenge or constraint.

Recognizing the urgency inherent in AOG situations, leading international airlines entrust Compass Forwarding with handling their company materials (COMAT) and AOG programs. Our AOG control tower is available 24/7/365 with global coverage for next-flight-out, on-board courier, and dedicated vehicle services.

Airframe and Engine Logistics

Operators and manufacturers frequently trust Compass with the door-to-door movement of airframes and engines around the world. Our aerospace logistics team is well-versed in the special handling, lifting, and transport requirements of moving such equipment. Solutions include on-site surveying, high-value insurance, and end-to-end tracking and tracing.

Whether it be airlifting a heavy utility helicopter into a conflict zone or coordinating the repair cycle of some of the largest turbofan engines – our team is ready to meet the challenge.

Complete Maintenance Logistics Management

From repair and return programs to heavy maintenance C/D checks, Compass offers end-to-end management of transportation and customs formalities in the parts supply chain. Our real-time tracking/tracing and customizable reporting provide clear and concise visibility over shipment status and the repair lifecycle.

Distribution Solutions

With warehouses at strategic locations in the US and worldwide, Compass shrinks the lead time for aerospace suppliers to deliver their product into key markets. High-security, climate-control, and rapid-turnaround warehouse solutions are available.

Trusted Industry Leader

Compass Forwarding was selected to represent the United States in the Aerospace Logistics Group (ALG) – the world’s leading network of specialty aerospace logistics providers. Compass offers seamless coverage in over 50 countries for AOG movements and specialty aerospace shipments such as engines, airframes, and landing gear sets through this award-winning network.